Descendants' Path

Descendants' Path


At the beginning of your upkeep, reveal the top card of your library. If it's a creature card that shares a creature type with a creature you control, you can cast this card without paying its mana cost. Otherwise, put it at the bottom of your library.

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Set Rarity
Avacyn Restored (AVR) Rare

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Block Constructed Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Descendants' Path occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Descendants' Path Discussion

Lordeh on All Hail the King (Human Tribal)

1 week ago

@ Vash13 Thanks for the suggestions as they are unusual cards.

I was considering Morophon, the Boundless as an alternative commander to Kenrith, the Returned King but I love the haste and trample that he provides.

Harsh Mercy would be good however I actually verse a a few tribal decks including angels and Kaalia of the Vast which seems a little less effective as spot removal or a clean wrath. This is the same for Patriarch's Bidding.

I did originally consider using Descendants' Path but to make it more consistent I would use Sensei's Divining Top and or Scroll Rack to ensure the value engine worked. Also I really wanted Containment Priest to stop and free card shenanigans which is a complete nonbo with Descendants' Path.

Thanks again for the suggestions and if my playgroup evolves into less creature tribes I will make the changes.


Vash13 on All Hail the King (Human Tribal)

2 weeks ago

Cool deck, have you tried Morophon, the Boundless one of the best new tribal cards for five color, it can run as an alternative commander or just be killer when it drops alowing you to cast many cards in you deck for 1-2 colorless, also like Harsh Mercy, Descendants' Path, and Patriarch's Bidding would all be fun here, good luck +1 from me

TxRanger on The First Sliver (Tribal)

1 month ago

Have you considered adding Descendants' Path to the deck?

SiggeAwesome on Sliver Queen infinite combo

1 month ago

Hey there! Thank you so much for your feedback Fun fact: not so long ago you wrote such a good comment like this on my friends angel tribal deck mono white indestructeble plays . I was green with envy over the awesome feedback he got, you wouldnt believe my face when i saw your name in my inbox :D

I have noticed the new lands coming in Ikoria and you bet i am excited for'em!!!

Here are some notes on why i have speccific cards and why not. Harmonic sliver: I got in in a mystery booster in foil and thought it would be nice to have in there Belbe's portal: I also got this one in a mystery booster and thought i'd keep it in a sideboard if i ever wanted to get it Quicksilver portal also look very nice if i can get it :) Hive stirrings: I put it in mostly because i thought it could help me out early and i also thought: Hey, look at that! A sliver sorcery!

The reason i havent used green for any mana ramp is simply because i dont know if i would need it yet. I have never played a deck with this many mana rocks and lands and i have never played a 5 colored deck either. I thought that with so many lands and so many mana rocks i might survive.

My friend has a sliver deck that tries to do it all at the same time, that is why i've limited my slivers to slightly offensive ones and those who help me go infinite or work with the infinity combo, excluding Sliver Hivelord, who is there for the lolz. I intentionally chose not to include The First Sliver and Sliver Overlord.

Cards that i use for the infinity combo or that benefits from it: Use for infity : Basal Sliver, Mana Echoes, Intruder Alarm Benefit for infinity: Darkheart Sliver, Dormant Sliver, Lavabelly Sliver, Necrotic Sliver, Descendants' Path

What i might change when it comes to giving my commander more resiliance or possibly adding Swiftfoot Boots or Lightning Greaves i dont think that's a bad idea at all. If i remove Hive Stirrings and possibly another of the guild mana rocks i could get in Coalition Relic

If you were me, what would you remove in favor of what you've said earlier?

and also, im not so worried about Cyclonic Rift no one in our playgroup can afford it. I know this comes a little late but this deck is supposed to be my "High budgett deck". We usually dont play with so expensive decks in my playgroup, but i wanted to make one regardless, i will no doubt get to play it regardless. at our LGS or in the playgroup :)

Once again, thank you so much for the time you've spent to give me feedback. I appreciate it so very much. Stay Safe!

Vash13 on Shapeshifter shenanigans

1 month ago

Thank you for the suggestions I knew you'd think of something I'd like, actually already running Descendants' Path but the others look great I forgot about Patriarch's Bidding thank you I've been trying to keep the double mana symbols to a minimum but I think I can produce enough black for that and as you said hilarious!

Doombeard1984 on Shapeshifter shenanigans

1 month ago

Hey Vash13, how's it going. So, just got your message and firstly a big thank you for the kind words. Will have a look when I get on my laptop, but shapeshifters always seemed like a real fun thing to make. Just quickly looking over, I think maybe Mana Echoes would be useful, Patriarch's Bidding would be hilarious also lol. If you can do some top deck manipulation aswell with Sensei's Divining Top then maybe Descendants' Path would good too. I will look some more when I get back home.

Stay safe vash, and will give some more detailed stuff later

Jelatinator on Snake EDH

1 month ago


-1 Reliquary Tower. I found I don't often find myself drawing so many cards that reliquary tower is needed.
-1 Tranquil Thicket was replaced with a cycling desert for some synergy with scavenger grounds.
-1 Wildest Dreams is nice for rebuying cards, but that's not really what this deck needs.
-1 Descendants' Path is fine for an extra snake every once in awhile, but doesn't really help the aggro plan. Plus, I found myself wanting some non-creature cards that this puts on the bottom sometimes.
-1 Asceticism is a really, really great effect. However, you have to leave so much mana open to utilize its full effect, and many sweepers in the format ignore regeneration anyways.
-1 Time of Need is a fun card to go tutor up one of the many legends in the deck, but it was just a little too slow in an aggro deck like this.
-1 Shisato, Whispering Hunter. I found myself never really having a big enough board where it would feel ok sacrificing a few snakes. When he does his thing, he's busted, and he'll be moving into my new Xyris deck where he should be much more comfortable.

+1 Scavenger Grounds, +1 Desert of the Indomitable I replaced a couple lands with this small concession to keep graveyard decks honest.
+1 Return of the Wildspeaker Two very relevant modes which are both great in creature-based green decks.
+1 Growing Rites of Itlimoc  Flip Cheap cradle which may net a card in the process.
+1 Honored Hydra, +1 Noose Constrictor, +1 Moss Viper. A few ok creatures that all provide a little utility. Some will probably be upgraded to better creatures later on. The slightly higher creature count also allows for Itlimoc to hit more often, thought that is almost negligible.

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